Beau Bordeaux séduisant et ample, jeune certe mais beaucoup plus convainquant que le 2007...effet millésime probablement. Un nez charmeur sur les cerises et la terre avec un peu de café. En bouche, assez velouté avec de belles notes d'élevage et de fruits rouges. Les tannins sont serrées et la finale assez longue et bien persistante.
Deep ruby with a charming crimson rim. Very deceptive nose early on with prominent coffee aromas as well as bitter chocolate masking the black fruity core and steering me towards the new world in blind tasting. Oak driven now on the palate with firm, even drying tannins that tend to soften in a few hours time. Bitter on the aftertaste. Too early to drink. If you still want to, at least two hours in the decanter will pay off.
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(Chateau Kirwan Margaux) The blend here includes 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, a remarkable 13% Petit Verdot and 13% Cabernet Franc. A real mix and not the only estate in the commune making good use of Petit Verdot in this vintage. A dark wine, with a crimson rim, with slightly dark and stony fruit on the nose. Good fruit follows on the palate, soft and supple, with good and balanced grip beneath. Overall this wine has a very good sense of harmony with depth and as such is very good indeed. Quite atypical of Margaux, but also very good.
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